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North Sutor, Coast Battery

Machine Gun Post (Second World War)(Possible)

Site Name North Sutor, Coast Battery

Classification Machine Gun Post (Second World War)(Possible)

Alternative Name(s) Cromarty Defences; Fort North Sutor, Site No. 1

Canmore ID 332230

Site Number NH86NW 9.25

NGR NH 82214 68997

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Nigg (Ross And Cromarty)
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Ross And Cromarty
  • Former County Ross And Cromarty


Note (30 August 2013)

A possible machine gun post lies to the W of the engine house (see NH86NW 9.22). It comprises two conjoined circular depressions, each about 3m in diameter, with a raised bank on the downhill slope of the E depression.

Dating of the structure is not clear but more likely to be Second World War.

Visited by RCAHMS (AKK) 7 August 2013.

Field Visit (14 March 2019)

This bracken-, gorse- and grass-grown machine gun post, which is situated on an ESE-facing slope, formed part of defences of the battery introduced by the Army during World War 2. It comprises a figure of eight-shaped depression, measuring 5.7m from NW to SE by 4.6m transversely and up to 1m in depth, with the upcast shaped into a low external bank on the NE, SE and SW. There is a narrow entrance on the SW.

Visited by HES, Survey and Recording (ATW, AKK), 12 March 2019.


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